Mayors will do almost anything to promote their city, as one western Massachusetts municipal leader demonstrated Wednesday.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno with piano teacher Sofya Shainskaya performed a brief concert to help promote a public art project by the Springfield Central Cultural District.
Street pianos have been placed downtown that passersby, regardless of musical ability, are invited to play.
The cultural district has hired professional musicians to play the pianos at lunchtime. An anonymous donor sponsored an hour with the stipulation the mayor be the musician.